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1917 Standing Liberty Quarter

What do you all think of this 1917 standing liberty quarter. Looks too good to me. I don't think it is fake but maybe dipped? Or maybe not. What do you think?


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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,489 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Detail are pretty mushy, I say it's not US Mint made.
    Not my series by any means however,
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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not my series either but I think it's a legit US coin... that said, its definitely a "mushy" strike for a 1917 SLQ T1 and the breaks in peripheral toning may indicate a past cleaning. When I was looking at them for my 7070, finding FH samples wasn't that hard...

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  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,916 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Legit, hard to offer grade guesstimates through a holder though.

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  • Apollo_23Apollo_23 Posts: 126 ✭✭✭

    @clarkbar04 said:
    Legit, hard to offer grade guesstimates through a holder though.

    I was not worried If it was legit. More If it was dipped / cleaned. Shame if it was, it really has most of its detial. A coin of that age should show even a tiny bit of aging or toning.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    cleaned

  • lsicalsica Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2024 8:32AM

    It looks like its a mostly mark-free full-head (even full b***) specimen, so the damage from the harsh cleaning is especially sad :(

    Philately will get you nowhere....
  • Apollo_23Apollo_23 Posts: 126 ✭✭✭

    @lsica said:
    It looks like its a mostly mark-free full-head (even full b***) specimen, so the damage from the harsh cleaning is especially sad :(

    Yes it is. Different note, this a 1916?

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Apollo_23 said:

    @lsica said:
    It looks like its a mostly mark-free full-head (even full b***) specimen, so the damage from the harsh cleaning is especially sad :(

    Yes it is. Different note, this a 1916?

    It is not. You can tell by the shape of the head. The 1916 looks like the 1917 (with the point coming off the back of the head)

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2024 8:57AM

    @Apollo_23 said:

    @lsica said:
    It looks like its a mostly mark-free full-head (even full b***) specimen, so the damage from the harsh cleaning is especially sad :(

    Yes it is. Different note, this a 1916?

    They didn't make 1916-s quarters

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thats the rare 1916, its a 7+

  • Apollo_23Apollo_23 Posts: 126 ✭✭✭

    I know I know. I accidentally posted the wrong photo. This was the correct one but I am sure it not either but the head looked like it might. Sorry not the best photo but when there are 50, it's hard to get a clear one

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Genuine, but harshly cleaned

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  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dipped a time or two, but not too bad.

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  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Apollo_23 said:
    I know I know. I accidentally posted the wrong photo. This was the correct one but I am sure it not either but the head looked like it might. Sorry not the best photo but when there are 50, it's hard to get a clear one

    Looks to be a 1917. gown fold at bottom is wrong and the head is below the denticles/beads at top.
    On the 1916 it goes through them, thus:


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  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pass. This is an easy coin to find a nice certified example of.

    mirabela
  • FredSFredS Posts: 59 ✭✭✭

    Dipping does not matter on the grade. Lovely toning can make the grade go up.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1917 is a dipped AU, but if that floats your boat then go for it.

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  • lsicalsica Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭

    @FredS said:
    Dipping does not matter on the grade.

    Yes it can. Thousands of Details slabs show that.

    Philately will get you nowhere....
  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,316 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Real, but clearly dipped. Move on.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Move on. My questions/concerns are not be adequately addressed by the images provided

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  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would stay clear of that particular coin. It appears to be problematic. That and the details are horrible. Buy yourself a nice PCGS graded one.

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  • FredSFredS Posts: 59 ✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2024 9:27PM

    @lsica said:

    @FredS said:
    Dipping does not matter on the grade.

    Yes it can. Thousands of Details slabs show that.

    Sorry, if you dip a problem free coin, it grades just fine. John stickers them all the time also. You do remember that is how they looked when they left the mint right? (Not to mention you can pay PCGS and NGC to dip them for you!)

  • lsicalsica Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭

    @FredS said:
    Sorry, if you dip a problem free coin, it grades just fine.

    If you carefully and sparingly dip a "problem free coin", it will probably "grade just fine". But there's a lot of coins out there in "details" holders where an owner did not exercise the care/restraint/discretion necessary. So a general statement of "dipping does not matter on the grade" is at least misleading

    Philately will get you nowhere....
  • FredSFredS Posts: 59 ✭✭✭

    @lsica said:

    @FredS said:
    Sorry, if you dip a problem free coin, it grades just fine.

    If you carefully and sparingly dip a "problem free coin", it will probably "grade just fine". But there's a lot of coins out there in "details" holders where an owner did not exercise the care/restraint/discretion necessary. So a general statement of "dipping does not matter on the grade" is at least misleading

    Believe what you want. Based on thousands of first hand examples, they grade just fine. If they don't, there was an underlying problem. I am not talking about leaving it in the eZest for hours. Cheers!

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2024 11:22PM

    The subject coin is genuine and has nice details.
    But it appears to have been mildly polished.

  • Maybe the coin was whizzed? Definitely cleaned…I agree with the other posters, you can find a nicer coin somewhere else for sure :)

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FredS said:

    @lsica said:

    @FredS said:
    Sorry, if you dip a problem free coin, it grades just fine.

    If you carefully and sparingly dip a "problem free coin", it will probably "grade just fine". But there's a lot of coins out there in "details" holders where an owner did not exercise the care/restraint/discretion necessary. So a general statement of "dipping does not matter on the grade" is at least misleading

    Believe what you want. Based on thousands of first hand examples, they grade just fine. If they don't, there was an underlying problem. I am not talking about leaving it in the eZest for hours. Cheers!

    Your comment actually agrees with his. You admit that overdipping is possible (eZest for hours). That's all he was saying.

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